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Greenland takes another step toward independence

26/11/2008 – 9:22 am | Comments Off on Greenland takes another step toward independence

Final results of yesterday’s referendum in Greenland show that 75.54 per cent of voters voted for home rule and greater autonomy, whereas 23.57 per cent voted against. This result paves the way for Greenland’s eventual independence from Denmark and reaffirms its sovereign rights to manage its own natural resources. Home rule will come into force on 21 June 2009.

Towards Independence for Greenland?

19/11/2008 – 3:46 pm | Comments Off on Towards Independence for Greenland?

It has taken many years of negotiations, but on next Wednesday, 25 November 2008, the people of Greenland will finally get the opportunity to decide in a referendum whether the current system of self-administration under the Kingdom of Denmark, should extend to autonomy also in determining economic and foreign policy, and gradually in complete independence from Denmark. Greenland is the largest island in the world, …